Is spying with drones fair game in sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 19

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including payment wearables from Visa for the upcoming winter Olympics, the most high-tech ball in FIFA World Cup history, NFL recommending position-specific helmets to reduce concussions, and more. Plus, we discuss the latest tech-enabled cheating scandal as the Honduras national soccer team accuses Australia of spying with a drone.

Stories of the week:

  • Visa launches a line of payment-enabled wearables
  • NFL’s Engineering committee is recommending that helmets be modified to be position-specific to reduce the risk of concussions
  • The International Gymnastics Federation partners with Fujitsu to develop a 3D laser sensor technology system to more accurately judge artistic gymnastic competitions
  • Honduras national soccer team accuses Australia of spying on their practice with a drone
  • World Cup Russia 2018 will feature the most high-tech ball in FIFA history
  • A tech-enabled indoor soccer facility opens in Brooklyn, NY and let’s you play like you’re in FIFA
  • Disney will be launching a new sports streaming service next year called ESPN Plus
  • Fitbit will be giving 10,000 health trackers to help a year-long study that will look at the health habits of Americans

Recorded on November 15, 2017.

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Mandy Kovacs
Mandy is a lineup editor at CTV News. A former staffer at IT World Canada, she's now contributing as a part-time podcast host on Hashtag Trending. She is a Carleton University journalism graduate with extensive experience in the B2B market. When not writing about tech, you can find her active on Twitter following political news and sports, and preparing for her future as a cat lady.

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